Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How To Install The LAMP Server Using Tasksel In Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

Few months ago we have seen the installation of LAMP server under Ubuntu, you can check it here. Today, we will also see another method for installing the LAMP web server using Taksel under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13 or older.

Gettinsg Started

Open the terminal and install firstly Tasksel with this command:

sudo apt-get -y install tasksel

Start now Tasksel with this command:

sudo tasksel

Select now "LAMP server" from the given list using your spacebar and press Enter:

After you finish the installation of the LAMP server, check if it is working by opening one of these links (use IP server if needed):



You must see this page:

If nothing appears, try to restart Apache with this command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

You can also install LAMP server with this command:

sudo tasksel install lamp-server

To test if PHP is well installed, run these commands:

echo "" | sudo tee /var/www/test.php

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Then open this link:


Finally, your PHP files and projects must be placed in this folder:


You can access it with root privileges using this command:

sudo nautilus /var/www/

The List Of First Steam Games That Will be Ported To Ubuntu/Linux

As you know, a private beta version of Steam for Linux will be made available soon for evaluation. The beta version of the Steam client will include one game and will be supported by Ubuntu 12.04/12.10. Some games that are reported to be the first list to be ported to Linux have been published on the web and are as follows:

1. World of Goo

2. Eversion

3. Trine 2

4. Serious Sam 3: BFE

5. Galcon Fusion

6. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

7. SpaceChem

8. Steel Storm

9. Solar 2

10. Dynamite Jack

11. Crusader Kings II

12. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

13. Waveform

14. Cubemen

More games will be added next year, here are some of them:

  • Dead Cyborg
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Blue Libra
Left 4 Dead 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2 are also scheduled and being ported to Linux. This is just the first drop of rain and we hope more games are added to the Steam database when reaching the stable version. Games listed can be found here.

Malys Rought: An Elegant Dark Theme For Unity and Gnome Shell - Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

In this tutorial we will see another GTK3 theme for Ubuntu/Linux Mint called Malys Rought that will be appreciated by dark theme lovers. The theme is compatible with both Unity and Gnome Shell. Here is a screenshot of it under Ubuntu Unity:

The PPA for Malys Rought is compatible with the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/11.04
  • Linux Mint 13 (Maya)
Malys Rought (1.0) Installation

Open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/gtk3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install malys-rough-theme

Note: Fonts for Malys Rought is included in the PPA.

You can use Gnome Tweak Tool or MyUnity to enable this theme, or use the following terminal commands:

   Version 1

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'malys-rough-left'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'malys-rough-left'

   Version 2

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'malys-rough-right'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'malys-rough-right'

Credits for this theme go here

Arch Linux 2012.10.06

Pierre Schmitz has announced the release of Arch Linux 2012.10.06, the latest release of the project's installation CD image - now with systemd as the service manager: "The October release of the Arch Linux install medium is available for download and can be used for new installs or as a rescue system. It contains a set of updated packages and the following notable changes: systemd is used to boot up the live system; initscripts are no longer available on the live system but are still installed by default on the target system - this is likely to change in the near future; EFI boot and setup has been simplified; Gummiboot is used to display a menu on EFI systems; the following new packages are available on the live system: ethtool, FSArchiver, Gummiboot, Midnight Commander, Partclone, Partimage, rEFInd, rfkill, sudo, TestDisk, wget, xl2tpd." Here is the brief release announcement. Download: archlinux-2012.10.06-dual.iso (415MB, MD5, torrent).